The USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll was released today and three Pac-12 teams made the early cut.
Arizona is the highest ranked at 16th followed by UCLA (20) and Cal (24). Washington received 29 votes, putting them in the ever teasing “Others Receiving Votes” category.
While preseason polls don’t mean too much, this is the first preseason poll since 2008 that the Pac-12 has had more than two teams in; a good sign that the conference’s recently dimmed reputation is brightening.
Arizona and UCLA make their returns to the preseason ranks for the first time in four and three years, respectively. Washington opened last season at 17th.